Auction 157, Lot 557

"Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae, Finitimarumque Regionum Nova Descriptio, Auctore Augustino Hirsuogelio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.2 x 13.3 inches
46.2 x 33.8 cm

This is one of the earliest modern maps of the Balkans, covering present-day Slovenia and part of Croatia. It is based on the cartography of Augustus Hirschvogel who drew on the work of Lazarus, Ziegler, and Apian. There is good detail throughout, with villages, cities, rivers, and forests. An unusual compass rose, banner title across bottom, and a finely rendered galley ship in the Adriatic Sea make this an interesting composition. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #145.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with attractive color. There are faint damp stains in top blank margin, several small worm holes in bottom blank margin, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/4/2016

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